Friday, February 14, 2014

UPDATED: Police Investigating Woman's Body Discovered in Hamilton Township on Weymouth Road

UPDATED (Feb 15) The victim was identified as 25-year-old Joyce Y. Vanderhoff of Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Her family has been notified.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death a homicide. 

HAMILTON TWP. – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hamilton Township Police Department are investigating the discovery of a woman found dead on the side of the road in Hamilton Township, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Friday, Feb. 14, at approximately 9 a.m., Hamilton Township Police responded to a report of a body spotted by a passing motorist on the side of Weymouth Road. The victim is an unidentified adult female.
The State Medical Examiner’s Office has taken possession of the body. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death. Results are pending.
The death investigation remains ongoing. Additional information will be released when available.
Anyone who has any information pertaining to this case or has noticed any suspicious activity in the area is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666 or the Hamilton Township Police Department ay 609-625-2700.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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